Digital Marketplace delivers over $500 million in contracts

12 July 2019

The Digital Marketplace has passed a significant milestone with the Australian Government awarding more than $500 million in digital services contracts. 

This is an important step forward in the Australian Government’s ICT procurement transformation efforts and the our goal of making government easier to deal with. 

Significantly, over $300 million of the contracted $500 million has been awarded to small to medium enterprises (SMEs), many of which are working with the Australian Government for the first time.

The Digital Marketplace has awarded contracts across 1800 opportunities, making it easier for businesses of all sizes wanting to partner with government to compete for contracts.

The DTA-managed Digital Marketplace is an online sourcing platform with a unique user-centred approach. It has simplified contracting arrangements, making it easier for buyers and sellers to come together and find innovative solutions to meet their sourcing requirements.

Increased engagement and regular improvements have also reduced barriers to adoption by buyers.

Launched in 2016, the Marketplace has focused on transforming how government buys digital services. It plays a key role in the DTA-led ICT Procurement Transformation to make government open for business, encourage competition, drive innovation and reduce barriers in procurement.

More than 1800 buyers from almost 290 government agencies, enterprises and universities are now registered. The platform offers buyers a broad range of opportunities to partner with industry. 

The Digital Marketplace makes it easier for businesses, especially SMEs, to access and compete for government contracts.

The platform hosts an equally diverse range of sellers, with more than 1430 businesses of all sizes listed in the seller catalogue. It provides buyers with greater access to emerging and innovative sellers across multiple digital service categories.

We are using ongoing research and feedback to continuously improve the service, ensuring the platform is simple, clear and fast for both buyers and sellers alike. With growing interest from other government jurisdictions, the Marketplace is now more diverse and open than ever.

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